The arrival of the new year is an exciting time pretty much around the world. In America, many eat special foods for luck, drink champagne, and party late into the night. In Denmark, people collect plates throughout the year, then throw them at the door to celebrate. The more plates you break, the more friends you will have in the coming year. And in Ecuador, mannequin-like representations of the old year (and anything bad associated with it) are set on fire – literally – and burned in effigy.Read More
Movies and novels are full of expensively dressed, sharp-witted lawyers who play “hardball” in their contract negotiations and eventually make the other attorney blink. While that’s great for Hollywood, the truth is you don’t have to exhibit the attributes of a movie star to negotiate a good contract. In fact, hard-working professionals work together productively every day to complete agreements that address the needs of both parties.
Anyone dealing with contracts on a routine basis knows how complicated contracts and the legal system that shapes them can be. Needless to say, the substantive content of a wide variety of provisions found within contracts can be a lot to digest and understand. Plus, if you work in multiple states, you have to consider the different laws of multiple jurisdictions, and possibly federal law as well.